Alright, we get to the point of this thread. There are two(well, three) reasons for it.
First, and foremost, it's been continued to entertain me. That's always the most important thing.
Second, it's to teach new people something I may have picked up along the way. I think the game gets better when owners are knowledgeable. I'll offer honest answers to all questions. But I won't give up my formulas. Sorry.
Third, Threadmaster Sergie created it because I wasn't quick enough in answer a sitemail(Version 1, anyway).
OK, now to your question. No, he'll never hit. Ever. Not even if WifS starts a HBD: Little League, where it all started. Anyway, that's not important. Nor is winning at the minor league level. The minors are for developing BL players. Even the specialty guys. I can't see his projections but I'll take your word that he'll be an 85 across the board D player. Play him in the minors. I put a note with everyone I think could contribute on a BL team. Even if it's a playoff roster spot only. And they play in the minors. But, on to his usefulness. I tend to "short-staff" my roster in the playoffs. I only carry 8-9 pitchers because that's all I want pitching. That leaves me a lot of roster spots. I'll take a D-only guy and use him as a D-replacement. If my starting SS is good enough(and can hit), I'll use my D-SS as a D-R at 2B/3B or even in the OF. If he makes one positive play that my starter wouldn't have, he's done what I wanted.